Pottery in the Peak District

Holme, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Tim

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Japanese

What you'll do

Get your hands dirty in the pottery studio! You'll learn how to throw on a wheel and some simple creative techniques to make your pots special. Everyone will at the very least produce a cup and a dish, you'll be able to decorate your work and it'll be included in our next wood kiln firing.
Other things to note
This experience is tailored for people who are creative, you don't need any experience of pottery... but if you do, great, you can really push your creativity.

What's included

  • Drinks
    It's always nice to have a chat about what you want to make in the session,...
  • Equipment
    I supply everything you'll need, including work aprons.

Meet your host, Tim

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 165 Reviews
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I've been an artist and filmmaker for the past 30 years and making, collecting and talking about pottery is at the very heart of what I do. My work is shown and stocked by galleries across the UK and I'm particularly focused on making characterful, individual woodfired pieces that can be used in the kitchen, home and garden. I really want to share my passion for making and enjoying handmade pottery everyday.
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From £60/ person

£60 per person
£60 per person

Where you'll be

The studio is in a 17th Century stone barn in the Yorkshire Peak District National Park. You'll work in the accessible groundfloor studio, afterward you can relax infront of the huge wood burning stove, look around the gallery space or enjoy tea in the garden. If we are doing a firing weekend then guests are invited to help with this incredibly exciting firing process.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 165 reviews.

Nicola
December 2021
This experience was great. Tim was patient and kind. He knew the exact moments to intervene and help to ensure we all produced something to be proud of. If you are dithering about booking, just do it, you won't regret it.
Kiran
December 2021
Tim was a really attentive host with experience and knowledge that really shows. He was patient and helpful when we asked questions or needed assistance, and doing this course was not only fun, but also a great way to learn more about pottery. 11/10 we would definitely recommend!
Isabel
December 2021
Tim is a wonderful potter / teacher . He is encouraging, kind, calm and thoughtful teacher. His studio is welcoming and rapaces air that makes you feel at home immediately. I can’t recommend the experience enough! It was a very nice way to spend a Saturday morning. It is just very relaxed and pleasant 3 hours where I went from nervous to quiet confidence that I can make a decent pot - such improvement I put solely down to Tim’s’ instruction and gentle encouragement and guidance. I came to pottery as a total novice - but I left feeling like I could be a master potter in the making 😝 I would recommend for any skill level. Highly recommended!!! 😊
Milena
December 2021
Tim was super friendly and helpful. Was very fun and stimulating. Made us beginners feel very welcomed and at ease. Managed to make 6 things in total and paint them. Really enjoyable experience with a really lovely teacher .
Jamie
December 2021
Tim was a fantastic teacher and a truly kind man. He looked after my girlfriend and I making sure we were happy, comfortable and confident the whole time. Truly an experience perfectly tailored to us. If you’re reading this and have any reservations about wether or not Tim’s pottery experience is for you DO NOT WORRY JUST BOOK you won’t regret it!
Spirul
December 2021
We had a great time. Tim was a great teacher, gave loads of great tips and a really nice bloke as well. The studio is lovely as well. We will be going back

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 11 and up can attend, up to 4 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.